Articles by: Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association

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Motion Meets the Ocean

Schooner Ernestina has been recognized by The Zeiterion as a “Water Steward of the SouthCoast”  Support this great community institution and thank them for their support of Ernestina.  Come to the performance on Saturday, tickets at the box office or … Continue reading

All Sewn Up at 120!

Despite less than welcoming weather, friends of Ernestina stopped by to celebrate her 120th birthday. 6:30 pm There will be a demonstration of how you can get “All Sewn Up” on Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. Sewing skills and ropework are essential to … Continue reading

Bringing the Ernestina-Morrissey Story to the Pioneer Valley

Thank You Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary for the great reception and audience for the Ernestina-Morrissey story.  Norcross sailed with Bartlett in 1931-1932-1933.  The audience really enjoyed seeing him in some of the Pathe Newsreels. Some footage of the 1932 voyage is … Continue reading


In 2014 we celebrate Ernestina ex Effie M. Morrissey’s 120th year.  The first event of that celebration was a lecture organized by Judy Farrar of the the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections at the University of Massachusetts at … Continue reading

120 Years of Maritime History

This year we will be celebrating Ernestina-Morrissey’s 12oth anniversary.  The Schooner Ernestina Commission is planning several events to commemorate this significant year. 120 years ago, on Feb. 1, 1894, a scene similar to this one would have occurred as Effie … Continue reading

News Reel Footage from 1932 Peary Monument Expedition

The National Archives provides access to 4 newsreels from the 1932 voyage of the Morrissey Reel 1 Reel 2 Reel 3 Reel 4

January Covergirl.

Ernestina-Morrissey is Miss January in the Spinner Publications New England Fisherman calendar. 1940 was the year  the Morrissey set a record for furthest north at 80 degrees 22 minutes North Latitude. That’s only 578 nautical miles from the North Pole. … Continue reading

Norcross Winter Lecture

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm Schooner Ernestina Commissioner, and former Mate, Fred Sterner and  Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association Secretary Mary Anne McQuillan and will share the amazing history of Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey with Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary’s members and guests. Why will they … Continue reading

Join the Chorus!

The New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus has started rehearsals for the 2014 season just around the corner! We are always looking for new members. We are already getting concert requests for the summer. If you’d like to give it … Continue reading

Winter Cover On!

Manny Silva, David Pires and the rest of the DCR crew completed the winter cover just in time for the storm!  The structure had to be rebuilt now that the masts are in the ship again.  Manny and David will … Continue reading

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